2015 PGA of BC Awards Regional Recipients Announced

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The PGA of British Columbia is excited to announce the regional recipients and provincial finalists in each of the ten categories for the 2015 PGA of BC Awards. Each category features one nominee from each region, including: Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Interior, and Kootenays/Northern BC.

On Thursday, September 24, all members will receive a link to vote for their preferred candidate in each category. Voting will remain open for one (1) week, closing Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m. The voting results will then be forwarded to the final selection committee, which consists of past PGA of BC Award Recipients. Please note that voting will NOT directly determine the recipient of each award, but will be used as supplemental information for the committee in their final decision making.
2015 PGA of BC Awards Regional Recipients
Golf Professional of the Year
  • Jason Giesbrecht – Head Professional, Royal Colwood Golf Club
  • Neil Roberts – Head Professional, Pitt Meadows Golf Club
  • Danny Long – Head Professional, Fairview Mountain Golf Club
  • Scott McClain – Head Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Class “A” Professional of the Year 
  • Doug Mahovlic – Class “A” Professional, Cordova Bay Golf Club
  • Greg Pool – Class “A” Professional, Marine Drive Golf Club
  • Miles Palahniuk – Class “A” Professional, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Cindy Soukoroff – Class “A” Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
Apprentice of the Year
  • Brian Wise – CFM, Glacier Greens Golf Course
  • Matthew Dunn – CFM, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Tyrel Griffith – CFM, Black Mountain Golf Club
  • Bryan Armstrong – CFM, Copper Point Golf Club
Junior Golf Leader of the Year
  • Jeff Palmer – Teaching Professional, Olympic View Golf Club
  • Ray Kwok – Class “A” Professional, Morgan Creek Golf Course
  • Jesse Crowe – Head Professional, Salmon Arm Golf Club
  • Dave Linardic – Head Professional, Wildstone Golf Course
Sales Representative of the Year
  • Andy Dexter – Callaway Golf Canada
  • Bob Jackson – TaylorMade & adidas Golf
  • Rick Soutar – G&G Golf Company Inc. 
  • Adrian Deakin – PING Canada
Golf Shop of the Year
  • Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
  • Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Talking Rock Golf Resort
  • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Teacher of the Year
  • Helene Delisle – Class “A” Professional, Fairwinds Golf Club
  • Matt Carrothers– Head Teaching Professional, GolfTEC North Vancouver
  • Jamie Stevens – Class “A” Professional, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
  • Casey Johnson – Class “A” Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Facility of the Year
  • Bear Mountain Golf Resort
  • The Vancouver Golf Club
  • Fairview Mountain Golf Club
  • Copper Point Golf Club
Coach of the Year
  • Matt Cella – Class “A” Professional, Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
  • Chris MacDonald – Class “A” Professional, The University of British Columbia
  • Sean Richardson – Teaching Professional, The Harvest Golf Club
  • Casey Johnson – Class “A” Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
Professional Development Award
  • Bill Kelly – Head Professional, Glacier Greens Golf Club
  • Alan Palmer – Head Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
  • Adam Blair – Head Professional, Talking Rock Resort
  • Michael Van Horne – Head Professional, Fernie Golf & Country Club